Generations of monastics, oblates and others whose lives are influenced by monastic spirituality, have encountered the Rule by means of Doyle's work, which remains by far the most widely known and used English version of the Rule. The traditional dates for the thrice-yearly reading of the Rule are included in this edition.
Simple, clear text and beautiful cover art enhance the value of this edition. The elegance of the page, as crafted by the master eye of renowned liturgical artist and designer Frank Kacmarcik, OblSB, makes it a treasure to read and study as Benedict intended. With ribbon marker.
Leonard J. Doyle (1914-1970) was a gifted translator of German, French, Latin, and Italian works for The Liturgical Press, in addition to operating his own publishing company, Doyle and Finegan. His translations include such titles as Parish Holy Week Missal (1956), The Simplification of the Rubrics(1955), Commentary for Benedictine Oblates (1950), Benedictinism Through Changing Centuries (1958), A History of Benedictine Nuns (1958), among others. After Vatican II he worked on the official liturgical books published by The Liturgical Press, including the Lectionary, the Sacramentary, and the Breviary. His translation from Latin of St. Benedict's Rule for Monasteries, which was published in 1948, is still sold by The Liturgical Press.
David W. Cotter, OSB, is a monk of St. John's Abbey and an editor at The Liturgical Press. He is series editor of Berit Olam (The Everlasting Covenant) Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry.
Break the Silent Cycle of Domestic Violence
By Zepora Bastian Certain
Our home lives naturally affect life outside of our own four residential walls. Domestic violence is not an issue that should be swept under a rug or regarded as only a personal matter. The spilling over of violence at home into the workplace can have considerable consequences not only for the parties involved but also for innocent colleagues or clients. In Break the Silent Cycle of Domestic Violence, Zepora Bastian Certain lays out staggering data and a comprehensive course of action for businesses looking to take a proactive stance in protecting their employees from violence. With extensive research, and insightful tips on identifying the symptoms of an abuse victim, Certain has compiled an invaluable resource for both management and employees in clear rhetoric to tackle this silent threat and ultimately help others to help themselves. This book is a tool anyone can use to protect themselves and the ones they care about. In the case of domestic violence, ignorance is everything but bliss.
Dr. Glen Browder is professor emeritus of American democracy at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He has served as a United States congressman, Alabama's secretary of state, and Alabama state legislator. Journalist Geni Certain recounts Browder's civic adventures as one of Alabama's prominent scholars and public officials over the past half-century. This is a story of practical and reform politics told by someone specially positioned to comment on Alabama government and American democracy. Certain interviewed knowledgeable people, researched public records, and scoured the Browder Collection at Jacksonville State University for this intriguing and inspiring biography of a civic-oriented leader.